Beechcraft Lands on New York Highway

Friday, September 5, 2008
By George Hatcher


What: crippled 1992 Beechcraft Bonanza flying to Burlington, Vt
Where: on Interstate 87, close to the town of North Hudson, near Lake Placid.
When: Wednesday evening
Who: Pilot/flight instructor Michael Denning and 2 student pilots.
Why: While a student was flying, the engine started clicking; then there was an explosion and a power loss. The instructor landed on the highway’s center lane with minima. clearance of surrounding guardrails. Flight instructor Michael Denning has gotten significant accolades for his skilled response.

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